We are ‘cosily’ settled in the new office at 114 Allied Gebou, Church St. Oudtshoorn – much smaller ,yet we are able to accommodate all we need. We have already had a number of visitors for general needs and some from the office (also situated in Allied Gebou) that handles those on parole from the prison. (They have undertaken to refer to us those in need of spiritual counselling.) We make it clear to each one that we are here for the purpose of telling them of our Saviour’s saving Grace, the powerful deliverer from sin’s domination. A Christian Radio station operating from George will possibly soon be sending, those who respond to their broadcasts, to us for counselling. They have their own prayer group in Oudtshoorn that meets once a week and we are open and ready to accommodate them in our schedule and allow them the use of the Prayer Room for their ministry.
This continues with a minimum of 2 Bible Studies per week plus personal interviews on Spiritual issues, a very rewarding ministry, and more so as one sees the growth in their Spiritual lives. There are those in different sections who request helpful Christian books to read and also tracts to distribute among their fellow inmates. What a wonderful Saviour we have. We are so dependant on the Holy Spirit to work in and through us.
OUR FUTURE MOVE
We have submitted completed forms to one of the Senior Citizens homes (Tuis Huis) and we trust the Lord in His time to give us a flatlet in their complex or to open another door for us. They say, a year or more on the waiting list, BUT GOD!!!WE have applied for permission for Glynnis to sleep over for short periods.
We keep reasonably well, but our biggest problem at the moment is Phyllis’ eyesight. It has been reduced to 40% which is rather limiting – no longer allowed to drive the car, threading a needle, sewing on a button – just about impossible. Difficulties with reading and typing on computer and cell phone a real challenge as so often the key next to the one intended is struck. However we manage well refusing to let these and other factors to bog us down. God’s loving hand on us meets all our needs. Isaiah 41:10 has meant so much to Phyllis at this time.”So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
That the Prayer Room will be a place where prayer will be made and where people will find the Saviour and that others will be helped on their Spiritual journey.
That the Prayer Room will be a light to other tenants in the building.
That the Lord will continue to work in the prison. How we long for a real Spiritual Breakthrough.
That the authorities will be co-operative,
For our health and Phyllis’ eyesight.
For the Lord to open the right door at the right time regarding a Senior Citizen’s home.
For strength and resolve as we work through the house in order to reduce everything to fit into a little flatlet,
For Glynnis as she has to face disposing of so many things she has been keeping at home. The Lord has been undertaking in keeping her calm.
For us to keep close to God, trusting Him each step of the way.
Thanks to all who support us by prayer and practical gifts. In the 56 years of married life we have proved God to be ever faithful. Him each step of the way Him e
To Him be all the Glory
In His love
Selwyn and Phyllis
Selwyn and Phyllis Kettles
Selwyn and Phyllis left East London in 1956 and after studying were married in 1958 and then joined the AEB for 30 years. They then served the Protestant Association for 8 years. During this time they joined CBC. They then moved to Oudtshoorn and started the Prayer and Evangelistic Centre. From here they have developed a community prayer and counseling centre and an exciting outreach into the local prison where many have found a new life through Christ. They are also involved with the Industrial Ministry, taking the gospel to the work place. They are now 78 and 80 respectively and they can say "relying on the faithfulness of God and the ministry of the Holy Spirit we are able to keep on serving Him."